Lepidolite is a member of the mica group of minerals and is one of the most abundant lithium-bearing mineral. Lepidolite can only form in environments where high concentrations of lithium are available for mineral formation. Lepidolite is a rare mineral because these geochemical situations rarely occur. Energetically, lepidolite is said to be connected to the third eye and crown chakras. It is said to bring a since of calm to stormy seas, thought to help those going through turmoil in their lives, calming the emotional body. My favorite thing I've read about it, it turns off the worries and the "what ifs" of the mind, replacing them with a zen like trust.
These high grade lepidolites have been polished and many have a beautiful translucence to them when held up to direct light. They range from grayish purples to light pinks to deep purples. I have divided them up into large and small. See the second photo for all of them in relation to a nickel. Everything to the left is considered large, everything considered small is on the right. Photo in my hand are all large, photo in the moon bowl are all small. The last two photos show holding a small, and a large.
Lepidolite is a very soft mineral, only a 2.5-3 on the hardness scale. Handle it with care, keep it dry, and be aware of other stones or items scratching + damaging it. It can also fade it prolonged exposure to direct sunlight.